Well as you know from all my prior posts I’m a big fan of the Humminbird units which includes my Onix 10ciSI. With the great service I get from Humminbird on any issues I have I have one complaint. Humminbird released their new software update for the Onix in which they noted that there were 690 errors or bugs found in the software. One of the bugs had to do with the Down Image view of the unit. They posted that the new Onix would include the name Hi-Def Down Image crystal as their Down Image units of which I have an 1158 C DI unit. Anyway after doing the update I no longer have Down Image view on my Onix after the update. The Down Image view worked prior to the update but not since.
Anyway I have contacted Humminbird and after talking to Customer Service (very polite) they wanted me to take some snap shots of the unit and email them to them to see if they could determine the problem this took me about a week as I could not get on the water with my unit. After emailing them the requested photos they determined that the unit would have to be returned for repairs. This is the second time I have had to return an Onix for repairs to them. They are very fast in making the repairs and returning the units back to me but it costs me about $35 each time to ship the unit to them.
One gripe I had with them was that the first time I returned the unit for repairs they send me back a older refurbished unit. I know this as the serial numbers did not match the one I returned for repairs!
I’ll keep you updated on this issue when I get the Onix back from Humminbird.
I received this from the Alabama Dept of Conservation today and thought I’d pass it along to you guys.
August 19, 201
Dear Alabama Hunter,
Thank you for supporting hunting and wildlife management in Alabama by your purchase of a hunting license. We hope you plan to continue hunting this fall. There have been major changes concerning the upcoming hunting season we want to tell you about.
Dove Hunting Changes:
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has made changes concerning practices involving mourning dove management which should enhance your hunting experience.
1: There are no longer three planting zones for fall or winter plantings for wheat.
2: Fall and winter wheat may now be top sown statewide from August 1 to November 30. A well prepared seed bed is still required.
3: Approved agricultural planting practices have been expanded.
For a complete review of all of the changes, a copy of the new mourning dove management brochure is available from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at www.aces.edu or linked to from www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/. Federal information concerning dove hunting may be obtained at www.fws.gov/le/huntfish/whatislegal.htm. Dove hunting provides a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Dove hunting is an ideal activity for youth.
The new hunting and fishing licenses go on sale August 26th online at www.outdooralabama.com/licenses or any place license are sold.
Don’t forget to register (starting August 26th) for the Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes. Go online for complete information on how you can win.
This email is the first of several you’ll be receiving concerning changes to the upcoming hunting season. If you think some of your hunting friends would like to receive these and future emails, ask them to go online to www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/ and sign up to be included. Again, thank you for your support and hunt safely.
If you have been to my blog lately you have probably noticed that there have not been any new posts in a while. I’ve been out of touch with work, my painting and a few other issues and have not had the time to do any posting. I think I’m about back to my normal route now and hope to be posting again on a daily basis. Thanks for understanding and see you soon.
I was on Pickwick Lake recently fishing when the Garmin boat idled by me. This was their mapping boat and looks like all you Garmin GPS unit ownes will soon be getting an updated river map of Lake Pickwick. The boat got by me before I could get out my cell phone to click a better photo of the boat.